The Vermont Council for Quality is pleased to announce that the VA Medical& Regional Office Center (VAM & ROC) in White River Junction is therecipient of the 2003 Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence.Governor James Douglas will honor the VA at the Vermont Council forQuality Annual Recognition and Award Ceremony hosted by NorwichUniversity, February 18, 2004.The Governor’s Award for PerformanceExcellence recognizes organizations in Vermont that successfully achieveperformance excellence within their management and operation. Awardrecipients undergo a series of in-depth assessments and evaluations byVermont Examiners that analyze productivity and organizationalperformance.”The Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence is the highest honor anorganization can receive for its organizational performance,” saidGovernor Douglas. “During these challenging fiscal times, it is refreshingto honor a health care organization for taking strides to improvemanagement and operational effectiveness while working toward the commongoal of ensuring Vermont maintains the health of its veterans and theirfamilies.””The entire workforce at our main campus in White River Junction and atour VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Bennington, Colchester,Littleton, NH and Rutland, deserves credit for this wonderfulrecognition,” said Gary DeGasta, Director of the VAM & ROC. “Theirdedication and commitment to continually improve quality of the healthcareand services we provide to Vermont and New Hampshire veterans areevidenced in the recognition this prestigious award bestows. TheGovernor’s Award is the hallmark of the White River Junction VA’s qualityimprovement journey. With the continued involvement and support of ourworkforce and our key customers and stakeholders, we remain committed toimprove our systems and processes and to better serve America’s Heroes -our deserving veterans.”The VA Medical & Regional Office Center, White River Junction wasestablished in 1937. The Medical Center is a 60-bed teaching hospitalaffiliated with the Dartmouth Medical School and the University of VermontCollege of Medicine as well as numerous other nursing and allied healthprograms. It provides primary and specialty acute care services to nearly22,000 Vermont and New Hampshire veterans. The Regional Office administersover $79 million in compensation & pension benefits/service annually toapproximately 9,200 beneficiaries.The White River Junction VAM & ROC has demonstrated a long-term commitmentto achieving performance excellence in all aspects of the organization.Through quality-minded leadership, a culture of continuous improvement,and dedicated staff, who maintain a strong focus on patient satisfaction,the Center has achieved role model practices and results in the keycategories of the Performance Excellence Criteria, based on the NationalMalcolm Baldrige Quality Award.Founded in 1996, the Vermont Council for Quality is a non-profit thathelps Vermont organizations improve performance and competitiveness. VCQ’sproducts and services include a comprehensive organizational assessmentthat identifies strengths and improvement opportunities and serves as thefoundation for the Vermont Council for Quality Award process. In addition,VCQ provides continuous improvement education and training, and brokersimprovement-related resources, information, knowledge, and best practiceswithin and between Vermont organizations.
August 16, 2020
Thiem and Nadal’s longtime rival Roger Federer, who the defending champion beat comprehensively in the semi-finals, were under no illusions about the enormity of the task beating the world number two on the red dirt represents when speaking to the media this week.Thiem was not up to it when the pair met in last year’s final. He was unable to cope with the Spaniard’s unforgiving shot making and found himself clinically swept aside in straight sets.It looked like it could be a different story this time around, but, as he always does, Nadal simply reached a level no other player can match and secured a return to his Roland Garros throne.18 Grand Slams.12 Roland-Garros titles.1 @RafaelNadal.#RG19 pic.twitter.com/gWXeqGCZGd— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 9, 2019Thiem darted around the court at magnificent pace in the first set, returning shots the second seed would normally be turning for his towel after hitting.His approach made Nadal sweat. The Austrian mixed some of the fiercest groundstrokes with the deftest of drop shots to keep his opponent on his toes.The pair were consistently embroiled in brutal, punishing rallies. The crowd were on the edge of their seats. They were gasping in awe as seemingly impossible shots crossed back and forth over the net. They shushed one another mid-point, hoping they may help prolong the battle between two masters of the clay. It was enthralling and tiring to watch.Not many gave Thiem much of a chance, particularly after he had to go through five sets to get through world number one Novak Djokovic in a match that was interrupted three times due to rain and did not finish until Saturday, less than 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the final.It was the fourth day in succession that he had taken to the court, while Nadal entered the final having played just twice this week.However, it was Thiem who struck the first blow. A blistering forehand into the corner set up break point and although Nadal was able to loop the next one back, the fourth seed smashed it right past him.That is not enough against the world number two, though. His pinpoint forehand got the contest back on serve and he charged from well behind the baseline to chase down one of the 25-year-old ‘s exquisite drop shots and reply with his own for break point. When Thiem failed to stave it off, the first set was effectively sealed.A score of 6-3 scarcely seemed fair. Thiem must have been wondering at the changeover what more he could have done; in the 95 matches Nadal has played at Roland Garros it will be a question that has been asked by his opponents time and time again, with Robin Soderling and Djokovic handing him his only losses in Paris in 2009 and 2015 [email protected] is now 93-2 at Roland [email protected] | #RG19pic.twitter.com/qZ3xKq0P6L— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) June 9, 2019Unsurprisingly, the intensity dipped in the second set. Thiem performed well behind his own serve but claimed just one point on his opponent’s, before the 33-year-old crumbled in the final game and four straight errors put the match back on level terms. Dominic Thiem was expecting “the ultimate challenge” against Rafael Nadal in the French Open final. That was exactly what he got.The astounding “King of Clay” earned a record-breaking 12th French Open title by overpowering the gutsy Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 on Sunday — no other player, male or female, has won a single grand slam as many times. Seemingly annoyed at dropping just his second set of the tournament, Nadal came out with a renewed energy in the third and the man on the other side of the net did not have the reserves to match him. After hitting an incredible forehand pass for his second break, Nadal erupted. An immense roar. A pumping fist. A decisive moment.Another gear had been found and there was no let up from the relentless Spaniard, leaving an exasperated Thiem with his arms outstretched after a rip-roaring forehand denied him a break.The unyielding left-hander was suddenly too much for Thiem to handle. The match was taken out of his hands, and into Nadal’s, yet again, went La Coupe des Mousquetaires.
January 20, 2020
NEWCASTLE, England (AP):Martin Skrtel scored his seventh Premier League own goal as relegation-threatened Newcastle upset Liverpool 2-0 yesterday.The sliding defender deflected a shot from Georginio Wijnaldum into his own net in the 69th minute at St James’ Park to give Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp his first away defeat in the league.Liverpool, who thrashed Southampton 6-1 midweek in the League Cup quarter-finals, thought they had equalised against the Magpies with 10 minutes left, but Alberto Moreno’s impressive strike was ruled offside.Wijnaldum added a second for the hosts on a counter-attack in stoppage time to reduce the pressure on head coach Steve McClaren and slightly ease relegation fears.Liverpool’s Christian Benteke and substitute Daniel Sturridge were earlier both guilty of bad misses, but the Newcastle defence proved resilient, and a midfield which had created little started to fire.The visitors’ first real chance came on 21 minutes when Dejan Lovren headed down Alberto Moreno’s corner and Benteke stabbed the ball over from close range.Newcastle took the lead when Wijnaldum’s persistence allowed him to send in a right-footed shot from a tight angle and, in his efforts to block it, Skrtel could only help the ball over goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.Sturridge fired wastefully wide after being played in down the right with 15 minutes remaining, and Lovren headed weakly at Rob Elliot as time ran down. But victory was assured four minutes into stoppage time when Wijnaldum deftly chipped Moussa Sissoko’s pass over the advancing Mignolet.After 15 rounds, Liverpool have 23 points, 10 more than 18th-place Newcastle, who are behind Bournemouth and Norwich on goal difference.
December 27, 2019
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